NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - May 24, 2007 - International Communications Group (ICG) recently signed an agreement with Flight Explorer to incorporate the company's FE Professional(TM) Aircraft Situational Display (ASD) flight tracking system with the ICG CIS-100 and ICS-120 satellite transceivers.
FE Professional ASD is an integrated global flight tracking and management decision support tool that provides air carriers the system features required to improve operational efficiency and performance. Key components available in the system include global data feeds, third-party data integration, flight planning system integration, route building, checking and display, airport information, Flight Alert(TM) system, user-selectable graphical overlays, map and background image overlays, and NASA FACET predictive air traffic.
The ASD can also display weather data from five different weather providers and allows users to overlay and animate North American NEXRAD, worldwide IR satellite coverage, as well as other dynamic weather including AIRMETS, SIGMETS, convective SIGMETS, Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP) and real-time lightning. The powerful event alert system available in the ASD offers operators the ability to receive alerts for user-defined aircraft and airport events, providing an increased margin of safety and situational awareness.
"At ICG, we are constantly adding new features and enhancements to our products in order to improve their ease of functionality, efficacy and efficiency," said Jeff Saucedo, vice president of sales for ICG. "The FE Professional ASD has added an auxiliary decision-support capability to our satellite transceivers making ICG products an even more valuable component for our customers' flight operations."
The CIS-100 incorporates a single channel Iridium transceiver and an internal GPS receiver with built-in CTU features. The device provides a standalone comprehensive communications systems in a small, rugged metal enclosure.
The ICS-120 is a full service aeronautical communications system incorporating a single channel Iridium transceiver with a dedicated Short Burst Data (SBD) modem for ACARS DataLink services and an internal GPS to support automatic flight following in a single LRU.
About ICG (www.icg.aero)
International Communications Group, Inc. (ICG) of Newport News, Va. is a recognized leader within the aerospace industry, in the development and manufacture of aeronautical communications systems and solutions for the General Aviation and Air Transport industries. ICG's products provide satellite-based global voice and data telecommunications services for both cabin requirements and flight deck operations. Implementation of ICG avionics provides a comprehensive communications solution that can be customized for any size airframe or application. Products include: CTU systems, corded and cordless handsets, single- and multi-channel Iridium systems and data management devices. Markets for ICG products are the aerospace, military and maritime industries. ICG, a major Iridium value-added manufacturer (VAM) and value-added reseller (VAR), has developed a wide range of Iridium-based solutions and products for mobile satellite communications applications. ICG is an approved FAA manufacturing facility and many products carry FAA Parts Manufacturing Authorization (PMA).
About Flight Explorer (www.flightexplorer.com)
Flight Explorer (FE) is a global flight tracking, information technology and communications solutions provider to the commercial and business aviation community. FE provides these solutions to over 800 corporate clients, including over 80 percent of the North American major airlines and 22 of the top 30 regional airlines. Additionally, consumers can enhance their travel experience with Flight Explorer's free online flight tracking and airport information tools.
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